Periodically, HealthyWage will ask certain participants to provide proof of the steps they reported for one or more days in the challenge. If the participant cannot provide proof, and if HealthyWage's process determines that the person has cheated, the person will be disqualified. The person's team continues in the challenge, but the team average will be burdened by the disqualified person's zero steps.
Audits are triggered in two ways: (1) randomly, and (2) when our proprietary algorithm detects suspicious step reporting. You will generally not be audited if you use automatic syncing (available currently for Fitbit users).
Acceptable proof depends on how you are tracking your steps:
If you are an honest person and are concerned about getting hassled or disqualified, don't be. Our goal is eliminating cheating without ruining the experience for the vast, vast majority who are honest.